Host Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, www.naturalnurse.com , interviews Mr. Mark Blumenthal . Mark is the Founder and Executive Director of the American Botanical Council (ABC), the leading independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to disseminating accurate, reliable, and responsible information on herbs and medicinal plants. He is the Editor/Publisher of HerbalGram, an international, peer-reviewed quarterly journal. He has been a leader in the concerns for more rational regulations of herbal and natural product manufacturing, and education on alternative medicines for more than 35 years. On Today's show Mark will discuss hot topics in Herbal Medicine Today, including the most resent Herb Market Report, American Botanical Councils White Paper on Adulterants in Supplements, and a rebuttal to Newsday's Article on the Herbal Dirty Dozen.